Looking for input on reverse engineering digitizer / scan, with out breaking the bank. Need to be able to create solid part files that can be exported to Mastercam for tooling mold work. Any reccomendations?
How much money would break the bank?
What is your budget? Budget will have an impact on recommendations.
What are your expectations for accuracy and resolution of the scanned data.
10k to 30k is the range. Expectation will be to create clean iges files that can go to cnc tooling work.
Look at the offerings from Creaform and Geomagic.
What do you mean clean IGES files?
Are you expecting to automatically go from scan to iges file with a minimum amount of user input (automatically)? It isn't quite that simple, there is some amount of work to develop a usable solid model.
Best to get with the two companies above and get some demos. There is also quite a bit of info online that will help you see what is acheivable.
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